Patrolman Federico R. Saenz

Patrolman Federico R. Saenz

McAllen Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, March 26, 1933

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Federico R. Saenz

Patrolman Federico Saenz was shot and killed after stopping a pickup truck containing six people at 6:00 am. He had stopped the vehicle in an attempt to arrest two men who had been causing a disturbance in the Granejo district of McAllen.

While he was speaking with the driver one of the passengers opened fire on him, striking him in the ribs. As he crawled to regain control of his gun the suspect shot him again the forehead.

Five of the suspects were apprehended but the driver fled to Mexico.

Patrolman Saenz had served with the McAllen Police Department for two years. He was a widower and survived by his three young children, sister, and brother.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

disturbance, traffic stop

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RIP Patrolman Federico R. Saenz as you sir will never ever be forgotten.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb, New York State Police.

July 12, 2020

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